Malaysian billionaire launches new luxury hotel brand, first opening: London, 2014

Malaysian billionaire Quek Leng Chan launches new luxury hotel brand and re-names London based Guoman Hotel Management UK Ltd to glh. (Global Hotel Company). With the new project, the company aims to redefine luxury hospitality, through a chain of 30 hotels within the next decade, the first property being the heritage The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, which will re-open as  Clermont Hotel in 2014.

According to the statement release by glh., the new company aims to put an entrepreneurial edge back into the individual hotels and give owners and developers a ‘New Deal’. The company also sets out to provide an entrepreneurial approach to general management and an operations model by using big data to differentiate the guest experience.

Upcoming confirmed glh.openings include: Clermont Singapore will form part of the integrated mixed-use development Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore’s tallest building at 290 metres, due to open in 2016; Clermont Kuala Lumpur – will be situated within the iconic Damansara City on a prime freehold site in Damansara Heights, part of a mixed development to open in 2016; Clermont Residences – The new developments in Singapore and Malaysia will feature luxury residential apartments (approximately 200 in Singapore; 370 in Kuala Lumpur) serviced by the adjoining Clermont hotel.

The Royal Horseguards Hotel London